Hello world welcome to our blog!!
I am Jennifer Gainer, although most people just call me Jen. I am a floral designer by trade, graduate of interior design, basically a lover of all things beautiful, and that includes cats, (“by all means don’t forget the cats”-said in that tone from Devil Wears Prada). I own 5 cats, yes 5, no I am not crazy….yet. They ranging in ages from 3-18 years old, and make interior design……well…challenging. They are not camera shy at all, and love to have their pictures made, whether they are my target subject or not. That being said, no matter how hard I try to avoid it, my cats will probably end up on this blog page somewhere, but they are pretty cute so you probably won’t mind.
This is my husband Ron, he’s in charge of all things “tech related”, all the heavy lifting, oh and that boring paperwork stuff for Jenron Designs. He’s pretty handsome, I like him a lot, so I will keep him and call him my schmoopie. We have been married 20 years, and together we make up JENRON DESIGNS. Yes, I came up JEN-RON before all the “Bran-gelina’s” and “Ben-nifer’s” came along, but Enron derailed my entire business branding plan.
We started JENRON DESIGNS in 2000, and unfortunately the “Enron” scandal hit in 2001, so we decided to shelf the Jenron portion of our company, until the scandal had died down. So over the past 16 years I focused all my time and energy into my custom floral design company, Butterfly Landings. You should check it out www.butterflyladnings.com (a shameless self promotion) Needless to say, I will probably cross pollenate my floral design ideas and some holiday tutorials on this site, because that’s just good business.
What made me decide to start blogging? Well, I make New Year’s resolutions every year, both personal and professional, I find it gives us goals to reach for in the up coming new year. This year as one of my 2017 professional resolutions, I decided I wanted to start a new project for JENRON DESIGNS. I to wanted try my hand at something shiny, new, and different, something that I had not done before. I wanted to incorporate all my creative ideas and all the things that I love. My father always said to me “If you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life, and success will find you.”
Well I am truly excited to share all the things I am passionate about with you all. I love home design and I plan to share some of our current, and on going DIY projects, for our new cottage style farm home located in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. We just built semi-custom with Sharp Residential from the ground up starting in 2015, and moved in a little over a year ago. Which means we have a ton of fun projects on the to-do list, to finish my dream home vision.
I also love to cook, and love all the great cooks out there Rachael Ray, Paula Dean, Pioneer Woman, Sandra Lee and of course AB, Alton Brown. I plan on sharing some of my simple southern family recipes, along with my fixation for exotic international foods. I think my food passion is fed from my love for travel. We love to go on adventures, and visit foreign cities and far away countries, to truly emerge ourselves into the local culture. My travel rule is “Never go to the same place twice”. I personally think there is just too much to see, and if all your vacations are to the same place you never get to experience anything new, and where is the adventure in that?
Well I look forward to taking this journey with you all. Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletters, so you never miss a post!!! I plan on doing some pretty cool stuff this year, and I would hate for your to miss out.